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Android Car System Mercedes W203 C180

The project The car has had a professionally fitted Alpine Stereo (iPod attached in glove box) with a Nokia CR-7w hands free kit for about 9 years – the iPod is on it’s last legs as has suffered from leaving it out in the cold and getting hot and cold has made it fail.  I’ve […]

Solidata Crator Series – the most reliable SSD yet?

Crator M600 (MLC) Crator S600 (SLC)     Solid State Disks have taken a bit of a beating lately with the demise of OCZ (purchased by Toshiba).  Talk focussed on reliability and the high failure rate of the consumer side of the OCZ brand let them down.  It seems that the strive for speed at a […]

Stonefly – An Affordable Modular Storage solution

Have you ever wondered how much data you will store on computers throughout your life?  I started my working life with the humble 1.44MB floppy disk drive. This made me very choosy about what I saved and what I deleted. Those days are thankfully well past us and now, we are given, what seems like, […]

Introducing the Greenbytes IOOE Solution

Greenbytes have been busy improving their solution to Desktop Virtualization performance.  They listened to customers and developed the HA-3000 into a truly amazing product in the Greenbytes IOOE. The solution consists of what is called an IO Offload Engine which is 2x IO Controllers and an all SSD based Storage unit with 24x 200GB eMLC […]

Industrial SSD – What is the difference?

There are a myriad of Solid State Disks or SSDs available on the market from many different manufacturers.  How do we split them and how do they differ? Putting it simply, there are 2 main markets – The consumer and the rest.  Samsung, OCZ, Crucial, Corsair and OWC are battling out for the consumer market.  […]

Supertalent Supernova SATA III SSD

  Introducing the Supertalent Supernova SATA III 2.5 inch Solid State Disks.  These great products are available in 128GB and 256GB sizes and come with a 3 Year Warranty. Supertalent Supernova SSD These drives have been built to last with an MTBF of 1.2 million hours!  Although MLC in construction, these are designed with Enterprise […]

The Basics of an iSCSI San setup

  For this entry, I will set out to describe the basics of an iSCSI SAN (Storage Area Network).  This is basically a set of disks connected together in a device and often raided together to create 1 lump of storage.  This storage device is connected to PC devices (usually Servers) over the network using […]